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" ... there is more beauty in the works of a great genius, who is ignorant of all the rules of art, than in the works of a little genius, who not only knows but scrupulously observes them. "
Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare - Page xix
by David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 pages
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The Spectator, Volume 8

1717
...Writing. ^. In the next Place, our 9M*!cs do not feem fcnfible that there is more Beauty in the Works gf a great Genius who is ignorant of the Rules of Art, than in thofe of a little Genius -who knows and obferves them. It is of thefe Men of Genius that Terence fpeaks,...
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The Spectator, Volume 8

Richard Steele - 1729
...fometimes a greater Judgment (hewn in deviating from the Rules of Art, than in adhering to them; and, zdly, That there is more Beauty in the Works of a great Genius who is ignorant of all the Rules of Art, than in the Works, of a little Genius, who not only knows, but fcrupuloufly obferves...
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British Classics

Edward Francis Burney, Richard Corbould - History - 1786
...arts, which it what we call the fublime in writing. In the next place, our critics do not fcem fenfible that there is more beauty in the works of a great genius who i* ignorant of the ru'es of art, than in thole of a little genius who knows and obierves them. It is...
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The Spectator. ...

1789
...a greater judgment ihewn in deviating from the rules of art than iti adhering to them ; and, adly, that there is more beauty in the works of a great genius, who is ignorant of all the rules of art, than in the works of a little genius, who not only knows but fcrupuloufly obferves...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...sometimes a greater judgment shown in deviating from the rules of art than in adhering to them ; and, 2dly, that there is more beauty in the works of a great genius, who is ignorant of all the rules of art, than in the works of a little genius, who not only knows but scrupulously observes...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802
...sometimes a greater judgment shown in deviating from the rules of art than in adhering to them; and, 2dly, that there is more beauty in the works of a great genius, who is ignorant of all the rules of art, than in the works of a little genius, who not only knows but scrupulously observes...
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Select British Classics, Volume 18

English literature - 1803
...greater judgment shewn in deviating from the rules of art, than in adhering to them ; and, secondly, that there is more beauty in the works of a great genius who ia ignorant of the rules of art, than in the works of a little genius, who not only knows, but scrupulously...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1804
...greater judgment shewn in deviating from the rules of art, than in adhering to them; and, Secondly, That there is more beauty in the works :of- a great genius who is ignorant of all the rules of art, than in the works of a little genius, who not only knows, but scrupulously observes...
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The Spectator; in miniature: being a collection of the principal ..., Volume 1

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - Literary Collections - 1808
...that he was killed secundum artem. Our inimitahle Shakspeare is a stumhling-hlock to the whole trihe of these rigid critics. Who would not rather read one of his plays, when 180 SCANDAL-BEARERS BAD HEARTED, there is not a single rule of the stage ohserved, than any production...
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The Spectator, Volume 90

1903
...a greater judgment shown in deviating from the rules of art than in adhering to them ; and, 2rf/y, That there is more beauty in the works of a great genius who is ignorant of all the rules of art, than in the works of a httle genius who not only knows but scrupulously observes...
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